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Scott LaHart is a freelance journalist who specialising in food regulatory analysis for the Nordic countries for IEG Policy.
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Research in Norway has found that slightly more people are against a “climate tax” on meat as they are in favour of it. Meat consumption continues to rise year-or-year in Norway and the financial measure is being viewed as a possible way to brake the growth.
A new Nielsen study shows that sales of wholegrain labelled products have risen by 7% in Denmark since 2016 and that there are now 800 “Whole Grain Partnership”-labelled products to choose from.
The Swedish government has asked the country’s Competition Authority to map and analyse competition throughout the food chain to pick up any unfair trading practices (UTPs) as Sweden gears up to implement its new food strategy.
Norwegian ice cream manufacturer Hennig-Olsen was forced to change the conditions around its promotional summer competition, which closed on August 25. While it was touted that the winner would win ice cream “for life,” the fine print stated that the real amount of time was 30 years, prompting a backlash.
The Norwegian Centre Party is promoting a tariff increase on foreign vegetables in order to provide better opportunities for domestic vegetables. A number of other parties, however, are more sceptical about going in this direction and have argued for an approach involving labelling.
The Danish government is considering dropping excise charges on products such as coffee and tea that do not make the government a great deal of money in relation to the time they take to administer.